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Sofifi is located in Halmahera
Location of the town in Halmahera
Coordinates: 0°43′28″N 127°34′50″E / 0.72444°N 127.58056°E / 0.72444; 127.58056Coordinates: 0°43′28″N 127°34′50″E / 0.72444°N 127.58056°E / 0.72444; 127.58056
Country Indonesia
Province North Maluku
Island Halmahera
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 36,197
Time zone WIT (UTC+9)

Sofifi President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will inaugurate moving the capital city of Ternate in North Maluku province to Sofifi, Wednesday (04/08/2010).

Displacement will be marked with the inscription by the President in the Field Ngaralamo, Village Salero, Sub City North Ternate, Ternate, at 10:00 CDT.

Also attending the ceremony were several Ministers of United Indonesia Cabinet II. Those in North Maluku since Tuesday (03/08/2010), Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto, Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Agung Laksono, State Secretary Sudi Silalahi, Minister of Public Works Djoko Kirmanto, and Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Fadel Muhammad.

North Maluku bill becomes separated from Maluku province on October 12, 1999 through Act No. 46 of 1999 and thousands of cities in Sofifi, District of North Oba.

The region is located in Bukit Gozale, shaft Halmahera Island, within approximately 1 hour using a fast boat from the island of Ternate.

However, due to lack of infrastructure, while stationed in the capital city of Ternate densely populated. After quite a long development, now Sofifi has housed the governor's office, parliament, prosecutor, local police, as well as the offices of the provincial government departments.

However, civil servants were the average resident on the island of Ternate every day have to take a fast boat for Rp 30,000 each way to get to their offices.

In addition to moving the capital to inaugurate Sofifi, President and inaugurated about 20 infrastructure projects the provincial government buildings that have been completed in Sofifi.

Head of State at the event at the same time witnessed the handover of the People's Business Credit (KUR) in 2010 by several banks state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to the representative of the debtor.

Bank BRI poured KUR Rp 56.15 billion to 5,636 debtors in the province of North Maluku, Bank BNI amounting to Rp 31.981 billion to 244 debtors, Bank BTN Rp 9.286 billion for the 61 debtors, Bank Mandiri Rp 12.45 billion for the 42 debtors, and Bank Maluku Rp 25 billion to 1,660 debtors.

President at the event will also symbolically handed over a package of entrepreneurial seaweed farming production facilities worth Rp 4.4 billion for 610 seaweed cultivators respectively Rp 6.5 million.

Also pack the agricultural sector in the form of chicken, mutton, beef, and cocoa valued at USD 11.7 billion, as well as social grants for cooperative development of Rp 1.625 billion for 34 micro enterprises and cooperatives.

The president also will deliver direct support of the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) in 2010 for the province of North Maluku Rp 118.08 billion.

The assistance will be accepted North Maluku governor is composed of PNPM Mandiri countryside in seven districts covering 78 districts of Rp 109.25 billion and urban PNPM Mandiri to two districts covering 14 districts of Rp 7.64 billion.

In addition, also PNPM Mandiri poor and disadvantaged areas in five districts in 20 districts of Rp 1.19 billion. The President and his entourage are scheduled to leave on Wednesday afternoon Ternate to Jakarta.